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    September 3, 2012
    6:00 - 6:30pm EDT  

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obama's thursday acceptance speech will be held outdoors scheduled for the 74,000-seat bank of america stadium. now organizers are saying right now the outdoor speech is going to go on rain or shine unless there's dangerous lightning or any other kind of severe weather in the area. now the forecast is calling for thunderstorms right now. president obama continued campaign appearances in colorado and ohio on his road to charlotte tour. meanwhile gop vice presidential candidate was on the road as well in a preconvention appearance in north carolina while in three doe, the president gave a preview of some of the themes democrats will be using in the coming week to counter the romney campaign. >> you can choose which path to take. you could choose their plan. don't boo. you can choose to give tax cuts to techs who have already made
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it, or you can choose my plan. >> can either choose to stay on the path we are on, a path of debt, a path of doubt and decline, a path of joblessness, or we can get things turned around. >> stands to be thousands of people disappointed in that in the democratic party. the time warner arena only holds 20,000 people, 54,000 less than the bank of america stadium for coral panther nfl game. dnc organizers said today, brian they are expecting to fill that stadium. >> the republicans have made this question, are you better off than four years ago central to their campaign? maryland governor martin malley seemed to create a little bit of a friendly fire situation this afternoon. what's the deal with the fallout? >> brian it was remarkable that the contracts were ready for this one, the age-old speech
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from ronald reagan. are you better off than four years ago. over the weekend governor malley was on face the nation, was asked by bob shaffer is the country better off than it was four years ago. malley's answer was no. the fallout there was for the democrats to regroup and try to get on the same page which they appeared to try to do this morning. stephanie cutter, the chief spokesperson for the campaign emphatically said yes. vice president biden went on today very emotionally dove into that question. martin malley may have gotten flak yesterday for not coming up with a quick yes answer; but he may have inadvertently done the democrats a favor by getting them all in the same direction. severe weather slammed parts of d.c. last night. heavy rains quickly flooded the bloomingdale section of northwest, which is becoming a regular thing around here. could be in for some more heavy rain tonight. get to gary mcgrady in the weather center. >> do have the possibility, but few and far between with the
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showers and thunderstorms this evening. let's certainly hope that if we do get something it won't be right here in the city. let's hope that doesn't happen at all for the rest of the week. we do have a little bit of limited thunderstorms, shower activity out there tonight. here's radar. want to show you where it is. just one lingering storm, northern sections of baltimore county, and another storm is developing right in town there for baltimore. now have been watching this very, very closely, because flash-flood warning has been in effect for baltimore county and the city of baltimore until 7:45 p.m. they got a lot of heavy rain up there earlier this evening, and it looks like they could get a little bit more with the showers and thunderstorms being very, very persistent right there over baltimore and baltimore county. word on the full forecast coming up. >> want to get back to that part of the story. mentioned trouble in a neighborhood where homeowners are sick of flooding triggered by heavy rains like last night. happened several times so far
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this year. . >> people spent the better part of this day cleaning up after last night's pounding rainstorm. that includes city workers who have been at it all day and people who owners homes and businesses here. not a day of rest. the home videos posted on youtube tell the story of what's been happening during the severe thunderstorms in the blooming dale section of northwest washington. that's raw sewage bursting from a manhole that lost its cover flooding the area around rhode island and first street with polluted water. >> got to be something done in blooming dale. pretty tough to live. dan casper's basement has been trashed again, the fourth time this summer after this new round of cleaning and disinfecting he'll eventually replace the drywall. >> so much water in the area that it's hard to looking all
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the spots. but working on it. >> reporter: after july's triple whammy carly christian has work to get the basement she owners and rents out from getting invaded again. >> i live with her a couple of years. the first year having all of this, and i feel like there's got to be some kind of clog or something that's changed in the water system in the sewer system that's causing so many problems this season. >> reporter: , in fact, some who live here have done their own storm-drain inspections and found this one checked with debris. on this parked car, you can see how high the water rose last night. mounds of sewage-second garbage are everywhere. corey griffin is ward 5 council member mcduffy's chief of staff. >> and calling on the city and the mayor and d.c. water to look at some engineering solutions that perhaps could get some immediate short-term relief to the problem. >> reporter: vincent gray has established a task force that will spend the rest of the year investigating the trouble, and the city's water and sewer authority has proposed a $2
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million systemwide freeway reengineering plan that would not be completed for another 13 years. in the meantime council member mcduffy's office wants a relief fund established to pay for the cleanup and repairs. >> need far more than a relief re. going to to be too late. >> reporter: they're bracing for the possibility of more thunderstorms this week. bob barner tonight. the gulf coast states are spending labor day cleaning up after hurricane isaac's voltairery evacuation orders remain in place today as swollen rivers and lakes threaten to burst. some of the dams, many people have made shelters their new homes. hundreds of thousands remain without power. the primary energy company said it could take several more
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days. >> right now -- they can get out to be able to get their food or fresh water or even to see anybody else. >> president obama made a stop in the region today, met with local officials and saw some of the damage firsthand. >> hurricane isaac being blamed for the high gas prices. nationwide the price for gallon of regular, 3.82. 0.77 in maryland, 3.69 in virginia. as josh casio tells us, drivers hope the price increase is just temporary. >> seems like it keeps climbing, always going up. >> reporter: aaa said drivers this labor day are going to face the most expensive prices ever seen this time of year. you can thank hurricane isaac for some of that as it forced some gulf coast refineries to shut down. nationally gas prices are above 3.80. nearly 20 cents more than this time last year. >> putting gas in every other day. >> reporter: officials expect
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prices to drop. many drivers say the sooner the better. >> very frustrating, because the mar ran know gets 20 miles per gallon. >> think you try to watch what you do. you -- >> reporter: as because as it is, be glad not living in awaii. it may be paradise. a gallon of unleaded will run 4.34. >> why are the companies making all these mrs. of dollars? >> experts say gas prices should start falling. slashing prices to bring shoppers in. straight ahead on the news edge if you weren't tanning or on the beach, the shopping in the labor day weekend. > the red skins back to the
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practice field. we'll have the answer in sports as news continues.       heavy load in amamerica. but mit romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message. 
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25, 40, 60% off. bargain hunters take note. >> for many labor day usually end of summer. now the first monday of september means great sales with retailers slashing prices to bring shoppers in, and it's working. >> go to the store and say "i would like to do that. look at the newspaper and say "there will be a el is a on this, that and the other thing." >> reporter: the parking lot is packed with dozens of people
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eager to take advantage of the discounts being offered. >> worked out well. like it. don't normally shop unless it's time to shop. not like working all the time. but have been waiting to get this. nice to find a good price break. >> really good deals. a rescue dog and cats. >> reporter: according to the national retail federation, the major markdowns are on summer meds and back to school supplies. supplies there are also huge savings on clothing and electronics. the family got some pretty great deals. >> did a little bit of research online, and most of the places were approach the same. but hh greg through a bonus. >> home goods appliances and sporting goods are also marked down. experts say the key is to look for coupons adding to the savings. all spells good news for consumers.
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labor day becoming another chance to get a deal while boosting retailor's bottom line making for a happy holidays. next trip to the movies might get more expensive. coming up on the news edge, how the drought is affecting popcorn prices. on this last official cook- out day, some people will grab anything -- the grocery cart, at the raid the area, char grill, soda can. appears the grill masters don't care what their grill was originally used for, fireworks as well behind the burgers and dogs. to me is a bout wch... candidate e is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from...
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the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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one of the youngest
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delegates. he appeared on fox 5 news at 5, said he loved politics. >> attribute political v. to grandparent. they came over as misplaced immigrants. i think my political involvement is a way of preserving for me and future generations and descendants the american dream. dream. he is just 17. he'll be 18 before the november election so he can vote. most of the nation suffered from extreme drought and farmers looking for relief as their crops wither away. a way to help farmers in the future, scientists created a drought-tolerant corn. an average yield would be 139 bush els per acre. it can average anywhere from 125 bush els to acre to as much as 159. the new expected to roll out next year after more tests in oklahoma and kansas. since corn supplies are moving low, a bag of popcorn might cost more.
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experts predict the retail price of a 50-pound bag, a $10 increase means the smaller bags traditionally bought could get more expensive. . >> ask for the 50-pound bag. >> how can movie popcorn get any more expensive? >> have a hard time figuring that out. the concessions in general. ever look at your credit card? unbelievable. >> don't go to the movies very often. >> don't either. >> exactly right. >> heavy rain in parts of the area. >> that's the setup. not everyone is going to get the game; but when you do it is beginning be heavy. already seeing this again tonight. it's not for us thank goodness. it hasn't been that bad of day, muggy. looking at the hd tower camera. you can see all the way down past the river. so at least in the lower levels it's -- do have a lot of high humidity levels out there. start with a look at the live
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doppler radar. want to see just a short-term in northern parts of baltimore, and northern parts of baltimore county. this is has really calmed down. it is dark green, because right now baltimore county and baltimore city under a flash- flood warning until 7:45. it's gotten a lot of heavy rain up there. sentinel radar will show the bigger picture. want to see at least here in the city and surrounding counties there's nothing going on. really just up to baltimore county and north and northeast of that. the only game in town. you can see the way it's been the last couple of hours. a big line of thunderstorms move through. that's what prompted the flash- flood warning. that has since moved up to the north and to the east. thank goodness calmed down just a little bit. but right now again what i was showing you on the live doppler radar, just a couple showers, perhaps some thunderstorms still lingering in baltimore city and in northern and northwestern sections of the county there. this, again, flash-flood
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warning will go until 7:45 p.m. they were not specific when they issued the warning how much rain they thought they would have in certain spots; but looking at doppler estimates, anywhere between 2 to 4 inches of rain fell up there late this afternoon. today's high reagan international, 85, bwi marshall, 84 degrees. going to be right back up there again tomorrow as well. now have cooled off to 83 degrees, 81 for manassas, dulles at 82, these dew points are running real high, up over 70 degrees. that is just muggy. don't see any change in that for the next few days. thunderstorms moving to the northeast. fairly dry right now. more thunderstorms back out to the southwest. there's a chance could end up with some showers and some thunderstorms moving through later on this evening and overnight tonight; but will be spotty. how much rain can we expect? anywhere between 1 to 2, and that will carry through the
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weekend. overnight tonight mild again, down to 74, lower 70s in the to burr,s, tomorrow is almost a carbon copy of what had today with temperatures in the 80s, spotty showers in the morning, mostly cloudy at 12, limited sun and then a for more showers and thunderstorms kicking off in the late, 85 degrees, upper 80s, drier thursday, friday, cool off to the lower 80s for the weekend for a chance of showers and thunderstorms. the red skins big man earns a spot on the team's final roster. deep sea diving off the coast of england. looks like the animal is holding the diver's hand. the flippers can grasp almost exactly like a human hand. he does it a few more times and then swim off. anncr:r: it'll start out as concrete and steel...
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but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland.
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the nationals -- beating the cubs would give the nats 82 wins. the 2005 team finished with a total of 81. bottom 3, no score. leadoff batter adam la roche greets samarga with a towering shot to right. fair reaches the second deck. that's the 25th. the nats led 1-0. ross debt wilier in criminal all day. he would pitch 7 scoreless innings, aided by 2 double plays. ryan zimmerman starts to end the 7th and move to bottom of the 8th, bryce harper on 1st. zimmerman up, sends a base hit down the line. he turns on the jets. he would round 3rd base and score without a throw, the nas up 2-0. that run proved to be
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critical. in the 9th a 1-run game. they tie for 2nd. tyler clifford strikes out to end it. that is cliffed for's 30th save. the nats win 2-1, their record 80nd victory of the season. here is clifford on his save. >> surreal. it's a ad good accomplishment, but glad to help the team win ball games, the most fun. >> a huge event, because he didn't close the first 5 weeks. i know he's counting. >> thirty saves. the orioles north of the border and joe saunders making his second start with the birds. he would get help. escobar on the bunt. look at manny. reynolds on the other end with a stretch for the out. one of the best plays of the game. the o's lead 1-0, a man on for nick markakis. robert andino will score on the markakis double.
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the orioles shut out the jays 4- 0. the yankees lost to the rays 4-3. . >> they hit the field for a conditioning session. >> and brandon banks back in 16 after battling the bubble all preseason. in the red skins final game on wednesday he impressed with a 47-yard catch, a 43-yard run, not to mention he averaged 13.2 yards per punt return. he also showed he is the play maker with a 91-yard change-up on a punt return earlier in the preseason. entering this year banks seems as confident as ever. >> feel like i'm a play maker. want the ball. as many times as i can get the ball. when i can get it, can make plays.
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>> got a good team. got a lot of depth on the team and a lot of things going and making a good run this year. >> and finally tonight virginia tech kicks off the season hosting georgia tech. that's all for sports. >> not spiderman. it's prince andrew rappeling down a skyscraper. began his accident from the 87th floor from the tower. he's one of 40 people climbing down the building all part of stunt to raise money for a charity that helps disadvantaged teenagers. a last look at the forecast. >> thanks a lot, brian. the fox 5 acuweather seven-day forecast to kind of give an idea what it looks like for the next several days. tomorrow a carbon copy of today. wednesday is as well. temperatures in the middle 80s, upper 30s for thursday, upper 30s. upper 80s for thursday and drier there. into the weekend, a little bit cooler with temperatures only in the lower 80s, and notice on sunday morning and monday
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morning, temperatures will only be in the mid to low 60s for overnight, and that means a few of the neighborhoods might be in the 50s. fall could be in the air. >> and now you have the news edge. news is always on myfox at dc.com. tonight at ten, hope you will be, too. have a fantastic night. stay dry. come back later heavy load i in america. but mit romney plan, a middle class family w to $ multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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